Best Scrubs for Travel Nurses 2021
Categories: Travel Nursing

Travel nurses are constantly, well, traveling and moving. So, you want to make sure you have the best scrubs that fit your needs. There are several attributes you should consider: affordability, breathability, material, durability, fit, and utility. Below you can find a list of some of travel nurses’ favorite scrubs and their benefits. These are just a few examples, so it’s recommended to do your own research to decide which scrubs will work best for you. 


FIG are some of the most well-known scrubs in the medical industry. According to their about page, FIGS “create technically advanced apparel and products that feature an unmatched combination of comfort, durability, function and style, all at an affordable price.” They offer both men and women scrubs with a variety of styles and functionalities. 

Casma™ Three-Pocket Scrub Top for Women

This is one of FIGS’ bestselling tops for women. Not only does it have three pockets (think plenty of room for pens, notepads, and other miscellaneous items), but it also can be embellished with custom embroidery. It’s made with an antibacterial and stretchy fabric which will help keep your mind at ease when things get a bit messy. Plus, many of FIGS items are relatively size inclusive, running from an XXS to a 2XL.

Leon™ Two-Pocket Scrub Top for Men

This is one of FIGS’ bestselling tops for men. It has two front chest pockets, and, according to the product page, it features “fabric with four-way stretch, moisture-wicking, anti-wrinkle and ridiculously soft properties.” It feels nice to wear and while you’re busy running around on your shift, it’ll stay looking nice too!

Compressions Socks (women and men)

Keep your personality in your wardrobe by also grabbing some FIGS compression socks. There are many benefits to wearing compression socks, like increased leg circulation, prevention of blood clots, and just overall lowering your chance of serious medical issues. Travel nurses are on their feet all the time, so these will help keep you comfortable while adding a flare to your scrub wardrobe. There’s plenty of fun patterns and solid colors to choose from.

Scrubs and Beyond

If gendered scrubs aren’t your thing, Scrubs and Beyond offers a wide variety of unisex scrubs. They’re also extremely affordable and come in various lengths to fit shorter or taller travel nurses. For this brand, your best bet is to take your time looking through all the options! 

Drawstring Cargo Pants

Scrubs and Beyond are as size-inclusive as it gets, spanning from XXS to 5XL. Plus, you can pick a length, which means no highwater pants (no judgment from us if you want to show off your cool compression socks, though). These particular pants are pretty roomy, so travel nurses have room to move, but the waist can be adjustable. Since these are a unisex fit, it’s always a great idea to check the size chart!

Surgical Caps

Keep your hair back and show some flair. Scrubs and Beyond offer many unisex surgical caps that ensure that you can show your personal style on the floor. Like Star Wars but don’t have any gear? No worries, don a baby Yoda on your cap. Or, if you like to keep it more neutral, get a solid colorway.  

Scrubs on a Budget

Scrubs and Beyond have a ton of affordable options if you need to buy scrubs on a budget. It’s always good to have extra scrubs on hand just in case, so check out their clearance section on the regular to see if anything catches your eye. 


Jaanu are the sleekest looking scrubs in the game. If you want to look great while you’re working your shift as a travel nurse, look no further. Jaanu is flattering on everyone and inspired by modern fashion. 

Tech Tee Underscrub for Women

The familiar feeling of a worn-in tee can be extremely comforting when you’re traveling away from home or working a particularly long shift as a travel nurse. JAANU’s tech tee under scrub “feels like your favorite worn-in tee [and] performs like an advanced under scrub.” Give yourself a little warmth and comfort!

Momentum 2-in-1 Jogger for Men

JAANU’s Momentum 2-in-1 Joggers for men have rave reviews. They’re comfortable to wear on the floor, but with ankle cinches and a sleek build, there’s still a fashionable edge. Think chic athletic wear for travel nurses!


All in all…

There are thousands of different scrubs to choose from. Some brands, like the aforementioned JAANU, allow free tries on. Often, you’ll be able to return or exchange scrubs if they’re not right for you. However, there is a perfect set of scrubs for every travel nurse.

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